by Dr David Deng
THE USE OF injectable fillers for anti-aging purposes has become ubiquitous as it is a quick, safe and low downtime procedure in experienced hands. Understanding of the facial anatomy and process of natural aging are keys to proper filler technique to produce natural and beautiful results. As part of the aging process, the skin’s collagen breaks down, both fat and bone resorb resulting in the loss of facial volume. Loss of skin elasticity results in wrinkles and fine lines whilst loss of facial volume causes hollowness of the mid face and jowls to form in the lower face. Besides facial rejuvenation, fillers can also be injected to the neck to improve lines and hands for volume restoration. Fillers can be classified into two main groups, hyaluronic acid (HA) based fillers and collagen stimulators. Collagen stimulators include fillers which contain Calcium Hydroxyapatite (CaHA) and Polycaprolactone (PCL).
How do Collagen Stimulators work?
Collagen is one of the main structural proteins of the skin and is responsible for giving the skin its firmness and smoothness associated with a more youthful appearance. As we age, the body’s production of collagen decreases, resulting in thinner skin, fine lines and a loss of…
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Source: Deng,D. 2020, ‘Collagen Stimulators: The Long Lasting Anti-aging Treatment’, American Journal of Aesthetic Medicine, Issue 9, pp.9-11